Alafia

Assanssan

Canopy
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The fifth release on Canopy continues to up the ante and expand on the tropical Techni-colour palette already set out by the label. Alafia was a studio project from the mid 80s in Paris. Masterminded and written by musical maverick Phil Han Mandounou and bringing together musicians from Benin, Cameroon and the French Antilles. The project is a superbly orchestrated and expertly delivered exploration of funk and afro off-beats with 80s synth leanings. Precise musicianship and forward leaning afro synth funk wizardry. Dextrous, extrovert, playful and masterful. A1. Alafia – Assanssan (Original Mix) (33rpm) Uplifting vocals are set against shimmering guitars and punctuated by triumphant horns. Growling and bouncing synth bass is underpinned by tight digital drums. Assanssan defies categorisation while encapsulating many vibrant genres and motifs. “A proper mind melting hybrid tropical beast of a tune”! “Assanssan” refers to a type of quilted fabric popular in West Africa and is a metaphor for togetherness and blending cultures harmoniously. “ Assanssan hé hé hé, come and sing along, Assanssan hé hé hé, come and dance along.” A2. Alafia – Assiove (Original Mix) (33rpm) A powerful afro funk groove built around punchy off-beat digital drums and tightly syncopated guitar and bass-lines, augmented by searing synth arrangements and positive vocal passages. Assiove is a highly successful fusion of western and African influences. B1. Alafia – Assanssan (Bosq Remix) (45rpm) Bosq, the man with Midas touch, takes Assanssan and pours gasoline on the already raging flames, setting the whole funky situation alight! Swapping out the bass groove for an insistent and pulsing funk, he switches the track into overdrive while the original passages shine sublimely under his benediction.

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Release Date

01.04.2023

Cat No

CNPY005

Tracklist

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Afro Disco
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12“
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The Sam Redmore Reworks Canopy
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Afro Music
12“
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Alafia
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The Sam Redmore Reworks Canopy
Afro Disco
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12“
Alafia
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The Sam Redmore Reworks Canopy
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Afro Music
12“
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Alafia
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The Sam Redmore Reworks Canopy
Afro Funk
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12“
Kiko Navarro FT Kaleta & The Ibibio Horns
16.95 €
Funky Man Dey Sleep CANOPY
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Afro Music
12“
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Kiko Navarro FT Kaleta & The Ibibio Horns
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Funky Man Dey Sleep CANOPY
Afro House
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12"
The Celebrant
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House
12"
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The Celebrant
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Afro Disco
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12"
Tomede Ehue & TP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo
16.95 €
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Afro Music
12"
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16.95 €
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Afro Disco
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12"
Bosq Ft. The Ibibio Horns & Kaleta
16.95 €
Song For Ehi Canopy
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Afro Music
12"
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Bosq Ft. The Ibibio Horns & Kaleta
16.95 €
Song For Ehi Canopy
Afro Disco
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12''
General Ehi Duncan & The Africa Army Express
13.95 €
Africa (My No. 1) / (Captain Planet Remixes) Canopy
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Afro Music
12''
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General Ehi Duncan & The Africa Army Express
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12“
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Soul
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2-7"
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Brazil
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7"
Goma Laca
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Latin America
7"
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Funk
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7'
Gerardo Frisina
11.95 €
Mystical Funk / Spacec Out Schema
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Funk/Soul
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Gerardo Frisina
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Soundtrack
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Philip Glass
15.00 €
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Jazz
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The Jazz Defenders
35.95 €
Memory In Motion Haggis
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The Jazz Defenders
35.95 €
Memory In Motion Haggis